A Comprehensive Review toward the State-of-the-Art in Failure and Lifetime Predictions of Power Electronic Devices

Douglas DeVoto, Abu Hanif, Yuechuan Yu, Faisal Khan

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Abstract

This paper discusses various types of failure mechanisms, precursor parameters, and accelerated aging-based procedures to estimate the remaining life of power electronic devices. Special attention has been given to summarize the different techniques typically used for measuring the junction temperature, because it plays a vital role during accelerated aging and condition monitoring. We reviewed more than 250 papers, and the references list 139 of them in order to explain and address the advantages and disadvantages of various techniques toward the reliability prognosis. Thus, this paper can be considered as an expedient reference to conduct future research on lifetime prediction of existing power electronic devices.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number8421628
Pages (from-to)4729-4746
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

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© 2018 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5400-71941

Keywords

  • Accelerated aging
  • condition monitoring
  • failure precursor and mechanism
  • lifetime estimation
  • power electronic devices

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